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Do you want to find the .NET Framework version that’s installed on your Windows 10 PC? You can use a PowerShell command or dig through File Explorer to find the .NET version number. Here’s how.

Use a Command to View the .NET Framework Version

A quick and easy way to find your .NET Framework version is by using a PowerShell command. Running this command lists all of the framework versions installed on your PC.

To use this command, first, open PowerShell. Do this by opening the “Start” menu, searching for “Windows PowerShell,” and clicking it.

Select "Windows PowerShell" in Windows 10's Start menu.

On the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Enter:

Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP' -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty -Name version -EA 0 | Where { $_.PSChildName -Match '^(?!S)\p{L}'} | Select PSChildName, version

Run a command to find .NET Framework version in PowerShell.

PowerShell displays a list of .NET Framework versions installed on your system. Here, the highest number is the most recent framework version available on your PC.

View the .NET Framework version in PowerShell.

You can now close the PowerShell window.

Find the .NET Framework Version in File Explorer

You can also view the version that you have installed from File Explorer. You will need to head to the C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework folder on your system.

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To quickly open the “Framework” folder in File Explorer, first, open Run. Do this by pressing the Windows+R keys at the same time.

In the Run box, type the following path and press Enter. If you’ve installed Windows 10 in a drive other than the C drive, replace “C” with the letter of your Windows installation drive in the path below.

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework

Open the "Framework" folder using Run on Windows 10.

In the Framework folder window, find the folder that shows the highest version number. Double-click this folder to open it.

In the following screenshot, “v4.0.30319” is the highest numbered folder, and we’ll open this one.

Note: The other folders here represent various .NET Framework versions installed on your PC. Remember that your PC can have multiple .NET Framework versions installed on it.

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Open .NET Framework's most recent version folder in File Explorer.

Find the “Accessibility.dll” file in the folder that opens.

Find the "Accessibility.dll" file in File Explorer.

Right-click “Accessibility.dll” and select “Properties.”

Right-click "Accessibility.dll" and choose "Properties."

On the “Properties” window, click the “Details” tab at the top.

Click the "Details" tab for the "Accessibility.dll" file.

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The “Details” tab shows various information about your selected file. Here, look for the value next to “Product version,” as this value is the most recent .NET Framework version installed on your PC.

In the following screenshot, that value is 4.8.4084.0.

"Product version" highlighted in "Accessibility.dll" file's "Properties" window.

Close the window when you’ve checked your version. And that’s all.


Want to know your installed Java version? Finding that is equally easy.

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